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, or the caribbean writer derek walcott, or the irish poet, seamus haney. or -- the names go on. but along the way we archive all of the -- by video and audio -- all of the people who have come through. so we have left a foot print, they have left a footprint, and the institute was founded in 1983 but officially became the new york state writer's institute in 1984, and over the years we've had more than a thousand writers through. >> my sister was a rabid conservative who, actually, worked at w's first convention. and she couldn't get a room, so she ended up having to stay with me, and she brought a sign she was holding that said "w stands for women." [laughter] and i said you can stay, but the sign has to go. [laughter] >> as a result, we have a very extensive archive of those writers, the readings, interviews with them, and i guess we like to think of ourselves as perhaps becoming the c-span of literature. i don't know, we'll see what happens with that. but we're about to roll out a, was, in essence, a kind of research library of all of these videos and audios that we've collected over the years. w
or tell people that alexis o'haney, is that correct. >> yes. >> is the co-founder of readit, so he is the one who made that call that really in many ways has saved you. so tell us how that -- >> totally. >> -- fund-raising campaign is working? >> right now it's working beautifully and we have reached our goal as far as enough to record the first cd and we hope to just go from here to many, many more and we also intend to record my son, michael dylan. >> yeah, baby! >> and his group midnight transit. >> dylan chambers and midnight transit. i've been on stage with dad since i was 4 years old. >> you look like you've been on stage, you look like a performer. >> no, he's the shy type i can tell right here. >> i feel odd when i'm not performing. i'm like what's going on, we're not rocking and rolling. >> he's always on stage. >> when are you going to release something? i don't know if you know this, but you don't have to release a cd or album, you can do one and knock it out. >> we're going to be doing -- >> christmas songs are out so you can check those out online. >> yes, merry christ
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